Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the ongoing trial of the Senate president, Bukola Saraki as a media trial.
The party in a statement issued by its state publicity secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari in Ilorin, said Saraki?s ongoing trial has assumed the dimension of a mere media trial where the prosecution team has embarked on a petty journey of comedy and humour.
The statement read: ?Given the hyped trial of the Senate President, one would have been tempted to assume the prosecution team had evidence to proof the charges filed against the Senate President.
However, the comedy-filled 48 hours ?after the commencement of the trial has shown that the CCB has no case against the Senate President and the whole trial might have been initiated to put the Senate President on media trial with the sole goal of painting him black in the minds of unsuspecting Nigerians.
?Even if the plot is to convict Dr. Saraki in the court of public opinion, the plot is destined to fail because those folk tales cannot stand the test of credibility in the face of the facts and water-tight arguments.?
According to the party, the prosecution team having realized it had no evidence against Saraki, embarked on a journey of entertaining Nigerians with drama and folk tales signifying nothing.
?If the witness lined up by the prosecutor claimed money was deposited into Dr. Saraki?s bank account 50 times within a day, is there any iota of credible indication that the money involved was gotten from the public till?? the party asked.
The Kwara APC described Saraki as a courageous leader, commending him for his determination to face his accusers. Saraki is facing corruption charges filed against him by the Code of Conduct Bureau at the CCT.
On Wednesday, April 5, an investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission informed the tribunal that Saraki continued collecting a salary from Kwara government after he left office in 2011.
The Kwara state government denied the claim, saying they only Saraki his pension.
Also, Ishola Balogun-Fulani, the chairman of the Kwara APC spoke in defence of the Senate president, saying he was only drawing the pension constitutionally approved for him and his erstwhile deputy.


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